Schenectady Dept. of Veteran's Affairs   ♦   797 Broadway, Schenectady, New York 12305-2704   ♦   (518)377-2423   ♦   Hours: 9am - 4pm,M-F


Schenectady County, the County Clerk's Office, and the Schenectady County Veteran Service Agency have created the RETURN THE FAVOR discount program to recognize the service and sacrifices made by our veterans.The RETURN THE FAVOR discount program provides veterans and active duty military with a discount on purchases or services at participating County businesses. Eligible individuals will receive a picture I.D. card, identifying them as a returning veteran, (or they can use a current VA or Military ID) through the Schenectady County Clerk's Office. Participating county businesses will honor the card by providing holders with a discount.

How do I get my Return the FAVOR Card?

Getting a Return the FAVOR Card is easy.  All you need to do is fill out the Veteran Card Application and bring it with a copy of your DD-214 discharge papers and a photo ID to the County Clerk's Office.  If you have a DD-214 already on file with the Schenectady County Clerk's Office, all you need is your photo ID.
Call 388-4225 to make an appointment and/or to see if your DD-214 is already on file.
If you cannot find your DD-214, the Schenectady County Veteran Service Agency may be able to help.  Call 377-2423 for more information (9am - 4pm, M-F).

How can my business participate?
If you are a local business interested in joining us in demonstrating our sincere appreciation and support for the efforts of those who keep us safe and fight for our freedom, please visit our Business Information Page and sign-up today!



Return the Favor Veteran's Program
Veteran's Educational Opportunities
Veteran's Health Benefit Program Information
Veteran's Service Organizations